Coast-to-Coast Ceilidh presented by Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society on Saturday, June 13, 8 p.m., at the Pavilion at Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Live music, beverages, silent auction, draws and more in fundraising event for the theatre group. â€œOur live band will perform songs from every region, province and territory in Canada!â€ Tickets ($15) available via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunrise Seniors Choir to perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107th Ave., Surrey. Admission is free, donation to Surrey Food Bank encouraged. Info: 604-598-5898.
FVDED in the Park music festival: Blueprint and Live Nation Canada present inaugural event on July 3 and 4 at Holland Park, Surrey, featuring headliners Deadmau5 and The Weeknd. All-ages event, a variety of genres on two outdoor stages. For full lineup and tickets, visit Fvdedinthepark.com.
â€œGone Country: Here for the Cureâ€: Annual cancer-battling benefit concert set for July 25 at Cloverdaleâ€™s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, featuring Blackjack Billy, Tebey, Karen Lee Batten, The Tumblinâ€™ Dice, Dave Hartney, DJ Jaxon Hawks and others. Tickets are $39.99. Details at Twinscancerfundraising.com and Facebook.com/TwinsCancerFundraising.
Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 4 p.m. start. June 14: Robyn McCorquodale; June 28: James Danderfer, clarinet.
Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta) on last Friday of each month. â€œOpen Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.â€ Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: Deltaartscouncil.ca.
Surrey Greek Food Festival: Annual event June 5-14 at the Greek Orthodox church located at the corner of 132nd Street and 96th Avenue, Surrey â€“ a place for platefuls of souvlaki, roasted lamb, baklava, bougatsa and more. Music, dance performances, etc. Event times are Monday to Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Info: Greekorthodoxsurrey.com or Facebook.com/SurreyGreek, 604-496-5099.
Surrey Fest Downtown: Annual event hosted by Downtown Surrey BIA celebrated on Saturday, June 20 at Central City Plaza, featuring entertainment, food and more, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entertainers include That Dam Band, John Welsh Band, Double Shotzz (formerly Drift Away), Arium and more. Info: Downtownsurreybia.com, 604-580-2321.
Newton Community Festival on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newton Wave Pool, 13730 72nd Ave., Surrey. Free event featuring a ferris wheel, live entertainment, diverse food and craft vendors, community and business displays, facility tours and interactive fun activities for all ages. Childrenâ€™s arts, crafts and games, youth zone. Info: Newtonbia.com.
Whalleyâ€™s Corner Community Festival: Second annual event on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grosvenor Road, near 108th Ave. and King George Blvd. Business vendors, organizations, food vendors, plus entertainment by Double Shotzz, Jim Abbott and singer Jessica Arthur. Event is part of Surreyâ€™s Doors Open tour. Sponsors sought. Info: Whalleyscorner.com, call Kimberly at 604-580-2321.
Surrey Pride Festival: 16th annual event takes place Sunday, June 28 at Holland Park from noon to 5 p.m., featuring live music, dancing and other events. Info: Surreypride.ca.
Bridgeview Community Festival on Saturday, July 4: Second annual festival is â€œa celebration of this unique community that is full of history and vibrancy. This event is free for the whole family and will take place at the Bridgeview Community Centre and adjoining Bridgeview Park,â€ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ride on the trackless train, climb the Tiki rock wall, experience the Pirate Cove, face painting, musical entertainment, bouncy castles, lunch from the Wings BBQ Food Truck, bicycle parade, community resource tables. Info: Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/17166.aspx, 604-592-7083.
Surreyâ€™s Canada Day: â€œWestern Canadaâ€™s biggest Canada celebrationâ€ on July 1 at Cloverdaleâ€™s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, corner of 64th Avenue and 176th Street. Musical headliner is Blue Rodeo. â€œFree, family festival complete with live entertainment, the Shooting Stars Midway, great food, and plenty of interactive activities for all ages.â€ Info: Surrey.ca/canadaday.
Canada Day event at Chalmers Park in North Delta on Wednesday, July 1. Highlights for the evening include childrenâ€™s crafts and games, barbecue food vendors, an official ceremony at 6 p.m., live music performances by Will Stroet & The Backyard Band and March Hare Band, and fireworks, at 11400 76A Ave., North Delta, from 5:30 to 10:45 p.m.
The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Mondays: Games Night, 8 p.m. start; Tuesday: Acoustic Night with Andrew Christopher, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Trivia Night; Thursday: Duelling Pianos; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands; Sunday: Country Night. Info: 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.
Panchoâ€™s Nightclub: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. â€œSurreyâ€™s longest-running live music venue,â€ at 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info: Panchosnightclub.com.
Dublin Crossing: Live music six nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470, Dublincrossing.com.
Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, Facebook.com/olympia.resto. Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night, live band jam night; Wed. â€œFreeStyleâ€ hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.
Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.
Affinity Dance presents â€œThatâ€™s a Wrapâ€ show in celebration of its 15th anniversary, Saturday, June 13 at Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s Main Stage. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566.
â€œSummer Funkâ€ dance show hosted by Shiamak dance company 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Admission fee is $17. â€œAnnual student show gives a platform for all participating students to perform on stage in a professional setup.â€ Ticket and info: Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355, Shiamak.com.
â€œI Hate Hamletâ€ comedy staged by White Rock Playersâ€™ Club to June 20 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Written by Paul Rudnick, directed by Dale Kelly. Tickets and info: 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.com.
â€œTucked & Pluckedâ€: Zee Zee Theatre production staged Friday, July 3 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 8 p.m., presented by Surrey Civic Theatres in association with Surrey Pride Society. â€œEver been curious about the â€˜herstoryâ€™ of drag? Be in the studio audience at this glamorous and outrageous talk show-style performance hosted by Isolde N. Barron and Peach Cobblah, and hear legendary drag queens tell their stories in a hugely funny, upbeat, festive, and strangely thought-provoking evening â€“ with a Surrey flavour.â€ Tickets $28, 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/15870.aspx.
â€œThe 39 Stepsâ€: Peninsula Productions stages Mathew Bissett-directed comedy, starring Laura Caswell, Ashley Oâ€™Connell, Cory Haas and Ben Odberg, at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock, from July 8 to 25. â€œMix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have â€˜The 39 Steps,â€™ a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.â€ Tickets $13-25, 604-536-7535.
â€œLatin Friday Nightsâ€ on second Friday of each month at Amor Fitness, 8 p.m. to midnight at 8056 King George Blvd., Surrey. All ages, admission $10. â€œSpicy dance party featuring all night dancing with REAL Latin music. Dress to impress.â€ Info: 604-725-4654, 604-808-2311, Hotsalsadancezone.com.
Swing dance lessons: Drop-in sessions at Jump Joint Swing, #110-12332 Pattullo Pl., Surrey. For event dates, email email@example.com, call 604-536-0195, visit Jumpjointswing.com.
Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $3. For info, call 604-576-1066.
Learn to Square Dance event Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Chuck Bailey Rec. Centre, 13458 107A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-591-2841, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€œMeditate Celebrateâ€ event with Swami Chaitanya Keerti, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 at Healing Movements Studio, #115-8377D 128th St., Surrey. Admission by donation. â€œYou are all invited to meditate, enjoy spiritual well being, dance, and celebrate the complete recipe for a healthy & abundant life.â€ Suggested contributions $20+ per person to cover cost for renting space and other associated costs. Info: Oshovancouver.ca, 778-855-7301.
Canadian Mental Health Association (Delta) offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family, on first Wednesday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., 11715 72nd Ave., North Delta (house). Call 604-943-1878 to register.
Family Day at Surrey Art Gallery on Sunday, June 14 from noon to 4 p.m. â€œDrop in to explore, enjoy and create art together. Engage in hands-on and interactive family-friendly activities inspired by the exhibitions â€˜Views from the Southbank IIâ€™ and â€˜From Punjab, with love.â€™ Admission by donation (suggested $4), at Bear Creek Park, 604-501-5566.
Make Believe Birthday Parties: â€œCelebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more.â€ Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book by calling 604-592-6956.
Clovedale Family BBQ event Friday, June 19, at Cloverdale Youth Park from 5 to 8 p.m. All ages. â€œLocal music and a free BBQ. Weâ€™ve got hot dogs, outdoor activities and live entertainment,â€ at 6200 176th St., Surrey. Info: Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/17139.aspx.
North Delta Family Day Parade to be held on Sunday, June 28. North Delta Lions Club seeks applications to participate in grand parade, an annual event co-hosted by Corporation of Delta and the club. Info: Northdeltalions.org, email email@example.com or call Pritpal at 604-763-7251. No entry fee for parade.
Music Jammers: Seniors (50+) invited to join in lively two-hours of music, dancing and fun, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Drop-in fee 35 cents. â€œCall ahead to make sure weâ€™re not cancelled that week.â€ 604-594-2717.
Mad Hatterâ€™s Strawberry Tea and Tour hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association at Bear Creek Park facility, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Guests are encouraged to wear a â€œmad hatâ€ to event. Info: Surrey.ca/artgallery, 604-501-5566.
Surrey Art Gallery: â€œARTS 2015â€ features fifty-one works in various media, from June 27 to Aug. 22; Also: â€œRe:Source: A Living Archive 1975âˆ’2015 (to Dec. 13), â€œOrijit Sen: from Punjab, with Loveâ€ mural on view to Aug. 2. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.
Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Arts.surrey.ca.
Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, Watershedartworks.ca.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca.
Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight from October to May. Info: 604-598-5898, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.
Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #59-7238 189th St. Surrey (facing on 72nd Ave., at 189th). Visit www.CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com.
Surrey Museum: â€œLEGO: A Fraser Valley Odysseyâ€ exhibit on view from June 2 to Sept. 19. At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
Historic Stewart Farm: Facility located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
Surrey Archives: Info: 604-502-6459 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
Surrey Historical Society meeting on Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the Surrey Archives building, 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. â€œAt 11 a.m., Ryan Gallagher will give a slide show presentation on the â€˜Dawn of the New Millennium, 1999 â€“ 2000.â€™â€ For information, call 604-576-9734.
â€œDiscovery Saturday: Ice Cream Afternoonâ€ event on Saturday, June 20 at Surrey Museum, 1 to 4 p.m. â€œVisit the Mr. Cool Ice-Cream truck in the museum parking lot to try exotic global flavours; take a turn cranking the old-fashioned ice cream maker and taste the sweet results. Take home a recipe to try making your own ice cream.â€ Drop in, by donation, at 17710 56A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956.
â€œInterested in Engineering Education Options?â€ session Monday, June 22, to 6 p.m., at Kantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), 12666 72nd Ave., Surrey. â€œStudent Advisors will be sharing tips and information on which courses you should be registering for now to take advantage of Engineering Transfer Options to UBC, SFU and UVic.â€ Info: Kpu.ca/engineering.
Urban Safari Rescue Society hosts Junior Zoo Keeping course for teens starting Saturday, June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., for eight weeks. â€œIf you have a teen curious about animals, this course will keep your teen amazed and learning through most of the summer. They will learn about caring for animals in captivity, how to train animals, biology of animals, careers working with animals and more in a fun atmosphere.â€ For more information or to register, call 604 531-1100 or email email@example.com. Web: Urbansafari.ca.
Newcomer Education Series at KPU: â€œEverything you wanted to know about post-secondary education in B.C., but were afraid to ask.â€ Kwantlen Polytechnic University has launched a free monthly series for anyone who is interested in learning more about educational opportunities at KPU. Each information session is free and open to new immigrants, refugees, settlement workers, parents and members of the community at large. At 12666 72nd Ave. For dates this summer and registration info, visit Kpu.ca/newcomer-registration.
Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. â€œWe offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. We have been helping people adapt to life in Canada for over 20 years through English language training and information on Canadaâ€™s laws, government, health care, culture, communities, workplace and more.â€ To register, call 604-582-7479, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.
CARP presents â€œDying to Have a Conversation: Letâ€™s Talk About End of Life Issues: Part 2,â€ on Wednesday, June 17 at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for event, 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 CARP members, $15 non-CARP members (refundable with membership). RSVP to Denice, 604-538-5778.
Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, Canadaâ€™s largest fastpitch event and one of the top three womenâ€™s fastpitch events in the world, takes place in Surrey from July 3 to 13 at Softball City and Cloverdale Athletic Park. Tournament will host over 1,300 elite athletes spanning five divisions. For schedules and more info, visit CanadianOpenFastpitch.com.
Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. â€œWe are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.â€ For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.
Monday Night coed drop-in soccer (18+) at KPU Surrey, 6 to 8 p.m. Event fee is $5 by debit/credit. Beginners welcome.Info: Email email@example.com.
â€œThe Long, Long Tableâ€ dinner event hosted by Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association: Second annual â€œfriend-raiserâ€ event set for Tuesday, June 23 at Surrey City Hall Plaza. Five-course meal for 250 guests, with theme of â€œCanada, coast to coast.â€ Networking from 5 to 6 p.m., dinner served at 6:15 p.m. Tickets $35 via BIA office, #330-10362 King George Blvd., Surrey, office hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: 604-580-2321.
â€œSoiree en Blancâ€ dinner event/fundraiser for Surrey Libraries (Literacy for Life) on Saturday, July 11 at Surrey City Hall Plaza, 13450 104th Ave., Surrey. â€œDressed in elegant white attire under the full moon, guests will enjoy outdoor dining accompanied by a string quartet, fabulous wines and world class entertainment.â€ Performers include jazz singer Denzal Sinclaire. Info and tickets: Surreysoiree.ca.
Zaklan Heritage Farms Longtable Dinner: Inuaugral event Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5 p.m., co-hosted by One 20 Public House and Four Winds Brewing Company. Tickets $70 via Eventsbrite.ca.
â€œRed Carpet Affairâ€ fashion showcase June 26 at Guildford Town Centre mall from 5 to 7 p.m., co-presented by Youth Arts Council of Surrey (YACOS). Info: Facebook.com/youthartsca.
Surrey Doors Open: Annual free event gives participants the chance to â€œBe a tourist in your own city,â€ Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. â€œExplore 39 sites offering a behind-the-scenes look into Surreyâ€™s rich culture, history, art and architecture,â€ in City Centre, Bear Creek, Newton and Cloverdale. Free â€œhop-on, hop-offâ€ shuttle. Info: Surrey.ca/Doorsopen.
North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. â€œWe invite you to join us, if you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new friends. Please call and arrange to attend one of our activities (morning walks, coffee gatherings, card games, stitch and chat, book clubs and monthly dinners. Our Par 3 golf has returned for the season, also).â€ Call Kathy at 604-583-3691, or Pam at 604-597-7974.
Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. start at Honeybee Centre, 7480 176th St., Surrey. Contact Don or Fran Carter, 604-591-3262. â€œAll welcome to attend and learn about bees.â€
Seniors Singles Travel Club: â€œWe offer group tours for solo travellers. Meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement.â€ Info: Singlestravelclub.ca, call Val 604-669-6607, ext. 304.
CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) North Delta/Surrey is a club open to all women graduates, students and associates who support the mission and ideals of CFUW, which provides annual scholarships and bursaries to deserving female graduates who are going on to university. The club meets monthly from September to June. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.
Surrey Board of Tradeâ€™s Chairmanâ€™s Dinner and Annual General Meeting: Keynote speaker will be Ian D. Anderson, president, Kinder Morgan Canada, at event Wednesday, June 17 at Eaglequest Golf Course in Surrey. Admission is $45 plux tax or $360 for table for eight, plus tax. Info: 604-581-7130, Businessinsurrey.com.
Surrey Board of Trade business networking reception hosted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) on Tuesday, June 23: â€œLearn how KPU Civic Plaza will be expanding the educational experience in Surrey and its downtown core, and how KPUâ€™s $20-million investment in Surrey City Centre.â€ Event from 5 to 7 p.m. at 12666 72nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-581-7130, Businessinsurrey.com.
2015 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Surrey Board of Trade accepts nominations in seven categories for the awards this fall. Deadline is Sept. 16. â€œThe objective of the awards is to help local businesses improve their performance while providing an introduction to business assessment and business excellence models.â€ For the full nomination form and criteria, visit businessinsurrey.com or call 604-634-0347.
19th Annual Surrey Board of Trade Police Officer of the Year Awards: Nominations sought for annual event, which â€œrecognizes the hard work and dedication of Canadaâ€™s largest RCMP detachment, and the community organizations and businesses that support them.â€ Deadline July 3. Info: Businessinsurrey.com.
â€œThe Garden Partyâ€ event 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at Surrey BC SPCA Education & Adoption Centre, 16748 50th Ave., Surrey. â€œInformal evening of elegance on the Surrey property. A networking opportunity to get to know our supporters, share some drinks and nibbles, and share ideas and answer questions about the future and goals of the Surrey branch.â€ Tickets $25, info: Spca.bc.ca.
Valley Womenâ€™s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of every month at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27, or $30 at door for non-members. â€œCome share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.â€ Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com, 604-940-9355.
The Arts Club Musical Theatre Intensive at Surrey Arts Centre is from July 6 to 17 (Monday to Friday) from 10am to 4pm, cost of $499. Apply before June 26. â€œYoung performers (aged 12-16) who are at a beginner to intermediate level will spend two weeks learning voice, dance, and acting techniques from industry professionals, ed by program director Peter Jorgensen.â€ Info: Surrey.ca/theatre.
Queen Elizabeth Secondaryâ€™s 75th anniversary celebration will take place Oct. 15 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. All past and present students and staff are welcome to attend. â€œThe theme for this alcohol-free event will celebrate the decades.â€ Tickets starting at $6 are available online at Picatic.com/event14301815218356471. For more details, call 604-588-1258.
â€œMaker Meetupsâ€ held on Friday nights at City Centre Library (6:30 to 8:45 p.m.), encouraging people to â€œlearn arts and science concepts by making actual objectsâ€ in an open workshop format. Events held in partnership with Maker Cube, a non-profit organization that aims to create the first Makerspace in Surrey. Info: Surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/5798.aspx.
Jog for the Bog: Annual fundraiser for Burns Bog Conservation Society on Sunday, July 26, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at 10388 Nordel Court, Delta (Planet Ice and Delta Nature Reserve). â€œ5km and 10km run/walk for all skill-levels. The proceeds from the event go towards the educational programming run by the Burns Bog Conservation Society. Live entertainment and many different exhibitors, prizes for participants.â€ Email email@example.com or visit Jogforthebog.org, call 604-572-0373.
Surrey Night Market: Open-air market features food, entertainment and more at Cloverdale Fairgrounds (in lot west of Agriplex) to Sept. 20, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission $2 (with exemptions), free parking. Info: SurreyNightMarket.com.
North Delta Farmers Market: Events on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th St., North Delta. Food trucks, live music, vedors, more.Info: Northdeltafarmersmarket.com.
Surrey Urban Farmers Market: Annual event happens Wednesday afternoons in spring/summer starting June 10 (1 to 6 p.m.) at Surrey Central Civic Plaza, 13450 104th St. Food trucks, vendors and artisans will fill the plaza offering fresh local food and unique gifts. Musical performances and activities for kids. Info: Surreymarket.org.
Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. Volunteers needed for resource centre (reception and general office work), palliative client care at Laurel Place and SMH and thrift store (retail, cashier, stocking, inventory duties). To help, call 604-584-7006, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit #1-15243 91st Ave., Surrey.
Surrey Art Gallery Association seeks volunteers for its gift shop at its Bear Creek Park facility. â€œIf you enjoy meeting new people and local artists, being around unique and finely crafted artworks by artists from around the Lower Mainland, this is the place for you.â€ Contact Joan Owen, 604-531-8118.
â€œLast Chance Weekendâ€ sale at The Loafing Shed Glass Studio on June 13-14 at 9060 184th St., Surrey. Glass-blowing Demonstrations ongoing, sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Info: 604-612-2753, Loafingshedglass.ca.
Surrey Little Theatre will be holding auditions Sunday, June 21 and Monday, June 22 at 7pm for its fall production of the comedy â€œCalendar Girls,â€ by Tim Firth. Roles for 9 women and 4 men ranging in ages from 20 to 70 are being cast. No appointment is necessary. Rehearsals will begin in late August and the show will run from Oct. 22 to Nov. 21. For more information, visit Surreylittletheatre.com or contact Simon Challenger, email email@example.com. There will also be many volunteer backstage opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surrey RCMP accepts applications for its first Youth Police Academy, to run from Sept. 16 to Nov. 4, 2015. Eight-week course designed to give Surrey youth an inside look into policing in Surrey. â€œThis interactive and fun learning series aims to foster a better understanding between youth and the RCMP and explore what the community can do together to enhance public safety.â€ For criteria and more info, visit Surrey.rcmp.ca under â€œYouth Programs.â€ Application deadline is June 30.
Surrey Poet Laureate: City of Surrey seeks applications for inaugural position of Surrey Poet Laureate, who will â€œact as an ambassador for the City of Surrey and the people of Surrey, advocating for literacy and the literary arts and helping to raise to status of poetry, language and the arts in the everyday consciousness of Surrey residents.â€ Submissions to be evaluated by committee, co-ordinated by Surrey Libraries. Applications accepted until June 30. For details, visit Surreylibraries.ca/poetlaureate, or phone project co-ordinator Meghan Savage, 604-598-7374.
Vendors wanted for Fleetwood Multicultural Fair, â€œCelebrating Canadian diversityâ€ on Sunday, July 12. For info, email email@example.com or call 604-593-2448 or search for event on Facebook.
Panorama Childrenâ€™s Choir, under the direction of Dolores Scott begins their new semester with a focus on World Rhythms. No auditions. Ages K-7 New members welcome Tuesday afternoons at 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. â€œThis is a place to share your voice with friends and shine as one!â€ Call 604 595-6718 to register. Info: Doloresscott.com.
Maple Leaf Singers: â€œMeet new people, have fun, and reveal the song in your heart. Join the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique show chorus that includes singers from all parts of Metro Vancouver and performs at a variety of events. Baritone and bass voices particularly needed, but all are welcome. Learn more at Mapleleafsingers.com. Ask Anne Baird about joining at via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441. Hollywoodcinema.ca.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.